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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Football Group Stage Draw In Full

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Football Group Stage Draw In Full

The countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is officially underway as the men's and women's teams in the football competition learned of their fate in the draw held on Wednesday.

Tokyo Stadium will be the stage for the first match of the Japanese men's team, while the women's finalists will fight for the gold medal at the city's iconic new Olympic Stadium, which will also be the setting for the Games' opening and closing ceremonies.

The association football tournament at this year's summer Olympics is scheduled to be held from 21 July to 7 August - with the video assistant referee (VAR) system being used for the very first time.

Neymar (R), Gabriel Barbosa and Luan of Brazil take a selfie after the medal ceremony of the Men's soccer Gold Medal Match between Brazil and Germany during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Neymar (R), Gabriel Barbosa and Luan of Brazil take a selfie after the medal ceremony of the Men's soccer Gold Medal Match between Brazil and Germany during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
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Brazil, the men's defending champions, drew against four-time world champions Germany - in a hotly contested group of death.

In another group, that's almost certain to provide goals, Spain and Argentina will go toe-to-toe.

Team GB, only represented by the women this year, will face hosts Japan in Group E.

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Here, SPORTbible takes a look at what happened in the draw...

Men's football draw

The draw for the men's Olympic football draw has thrown together some incredibly hotly contested games.

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Group A

Japan

South Africa

Mexico

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France

Group B

New Zealand

Korea Republic

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Honduras

Romania

Group C

Egypt

Spain

Argentina

Australia

Group D

Brazil

Germany

Cote D'Ivoire

Saudi Arabia

Women's football draw

The women's football teams have been drawn with Team GB facing the host's Japan in Group E.

Group E

Japan

Canada

Great Britain

Chile

Group F

China

Brazil

Zambia

Netherlands

Group G

Sweden

USA

Australia

New Zealand

Topics: Football

Robert Mann
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